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Budget Belt-Tightening Squeezes Housing, Resilience, Transportation

News Story

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s newly proposed state budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year includes major cuts to funding for housing, climate and transportation that were included in last year’s budget.

BAHFA Closes First Deal

News Story

MTC's newly launched Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) affiliate this month closed its first-ever transaction, funding a $5,000 grant through its newly formed Welfare Tax Exemption

Bay Area Housing Finance Authority Receives Equitable Housing Policies Grant

News Story

The Partnership for the Bay’s Future has announced $5 million in grants focused on advancing equitable housing policies.

State Staffs Up to Enforce Housing Mandates

News Story

In a one-two punch signaling that it will prioritize enforcement of housing laws, the state is creating a new unit with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), and

New Report Charts Course for Tackling Bay Area’s Chronic Housing Affordability Problems

News Release

ABAG and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today issued a detailed new report, entitled Momentum for Lasting Solutions, to serve as a roadmap for private investors as well as federal

Marin County Affordable Housing Project Gets Approval Under SB35 Rule

News Story

The first development proposal submitted to Marin County under a new state law intended to streamline certain types of housing developments to address California’s severe housing shortage and

Equitable Housing Focus of Bay Area Metro Talks Series

News Story

The Bay Area's affordable housing crisis will be the subject of the first Bay Area Metro Talks Equity Series launching Wednesday, June 3 at 10 a.m.

Affordable Housing Boosted by BayREN Energy-Savings Program

News Story

Bay Area multifamily housing affordability issues have been eased for some through BayREN's multi-family energy rebate program – known as BAMBE. BAMBE, one of the energy savings program administered

MTC Offers Cities, Counties Big Carrot to Spur Affordable Housing

News Story

Taking a bold step to ease the Bay Area's persistent shortage of affordable housing, MTC last week established a $76 million grant program known as the Housing Incentive Pool, or HIP for short, to

Workforce and Affordable Housing Opportunities on Public Lands

News Story

Transit-Oriented Development The Bay Area has some of the highest housing costs in the nation, and the construction of affordable housing has long fallen short of regional needs. One way to help solve


Missing Middle Work Group Session 3: Making Middle Housing Happen
Missing-Middle-Work-Group-Session-3-Zoning-for-Missing-Middle-Presentation-1.pdf (23.32 MB)
AFFH Deep Dive Webinar - July
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